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to size up conditions in yangon. >> translator: the country is full of energy. there is a sense of optimism. people believe tomorrow will be better than today. >> reporter: this japanese sewing factory is a client of kotaka's firm. it produces suits in myanmar that have sold in japan. the factory's output is up by 50% compared to three years ago. experts say labor costs in myanmar are about one-fifth of china's. that's a big reason global manufacturers are moving in. >> translator: we think our work would go more smoothly if you had an office in myanmar. >> translator: it's important to have japanese staff monitor operations. i'll do my best to set up a local office as soon as possible. >> reporter: kotaka says doing business in myanmar has its challenges. basic infrastructure is one of them. the roads are bumpy. goods are sometimes damaged. the way goods are handled can also cause problems. >> translator: it's wrapped in just a single thin sheet. a rain shower could get the contents wet and cause damage. >> reporter: finding office space isn't easy either. businesses from aroun
with companies and artists to put on this electric art showcase. but they're doing it in a very energy efficient way. that's because last year's disaster prompted people to con serve electricity. so the goal here is to combine the most energy efficient new lighting technology with dynamic one of a kind scenery. the art piece you see behind me, it's created by artists who call themselves mirror bullets. this one uses l.e.d. the cool es part is that it requires audience involvement. it's gigantic egg shaped mirror ball turns on when somebody sits on this bike so with pedal power it gets electricity and changes the do lores. let's take a look at another piece of art. there's also a piece here called b oour ballumination. here's another interactive work of address, when you hold hands one of the exhibit staff, it gives off a glow of their shirt. the piece is meant to represent the spark people feel when they interact with one another. but this event isn't just about huge lighting displays, it also hases some performances, photo contests, galleries and work ships where people can learn about the late
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